Paul Merson says Tottenham fans should be allowed to watch for free against Borussia Dortmund

Tottenham Hotspur are set to face Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Paul Merson has told Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, which was broadcast on 12 March, that Tottenham Hotspur should allow their fans to watch them play Borussia Dortmund on Thursday for free.

Spurs named a weakened line up in Germany and were made to pay, with Dortmund running out 3-0 winners.

The tie seems to effectively be over, and Merson claims that Spurs should allow their supporters to come to White Hart Lane free of charge as a thank you for their loyal support this season.

“Next week do you let everyone in for nothing? He’s not going to play a proper team, is he,” Merson questioned. “Surely he can’t at 3-0 down. So let everyone in for nothing. These fans have followed them everywhere, all over the season. Let them in for nothing.”

Spurs did not start the likes of Dele Alli or Harry Kane against Dortmund and they also changed their full-backs.

With Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll in central midfield they struggled to get a grip on the match and Dortmund’s quality shone through.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino may feel that his decision has been vindicated by results this weekend, however.

Alli and Kane, fresh from their rest, were the two standout players as Tottenham beat Aston Villa 2-0 last Saturday to close the gap on top of the table Leicester City to just two points.

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